‘Period poverty’ means being unable to access sanitary products and having a poor knowledge of menstruation often due to financial constraints.
In the UK, 1 in 10 girls can’t afford to buy menstrual products, while 1 in 7 have struggled to afford them, according to a representative survey of 1,000 girls and young women aged 14-21 by Plan International UK.
We stock Eco dreams cloth pads as every purchase directly contributes to supporting their projects, which include providing menstrual products and menstrual health education to disadvantage school girls around the world and fighting period poverty by supporting local food banks through donating organic pads and tampons.
Some Morrisons stores have launched a fantastic initiative to discreetly give out free sanitary products to those in need.
So if you can afford to buy sanitary products, why not purchase cloth ones from the pharmacy? You’ll be helping the environment and helping beat period poverty.
If you are struggling to afford the items you need, then don’t be shy. Ask for ‘Sandy’ at your nearest Morrisons store.